Fresh off the Golden Globes where it was nominated for three top awards, All The Money In The World is making headlines, and not for the first time. In November, it was announced that Christopher Plummer would replace Kevin Spacey in the film, which required Plummer and the cast and crew to quickly reassemble in London for reshoots, a risky move that ultimately saved a movie that almost immediately after earned Golden Globe nominations for director Ridley Scott, and actors Christopher Plummer and Michelle Williams.
Michelle William Earned Less Than Co-Star Mark Wahlberg For All The Money In The World Reshoots
All The Money In The World became the topic of new conversation, however, when it was revealed that co-star Mark Wahlberg was paid more than Williams. A lot more.
On Tuesday, USA Today reported that Williams earned less than 1% of Wahlberg’s paycheck for the reshoots: Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million; Williams was paid just under $1,000.
Scott had shared in December that everyone, with the exception of Plummer and the crew, had agreed to do the reshoots for free. USA Today has now learned that wasn’t exactly true, with Wahlberg’s team negotiating a hefty fee for his participation in the reshoots. Williams, reportedly, was not told.
SAG-AFTRA, the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, is now investigating the disparity, with a rep for the union stating, “We are unambiguously in favor of pay equity between men and women in this industry and support every action to move in this direction. At the same time, performers at this level negotiate their above-scale rates through their agents.”
Actresses Show Support For Michelle Williams
Many fellow actresses have taken to Twitter to show support for Williams. Amber Tamblyn called the disparity "unacceptable," while Jessica Chastain tweeted, "Please go see Michelle's performance in All The Money in The World. She's a brilliant Oscar-nominated Golden Globe winning actress. She has been in the industry for 20 yrs. She deserves more than 1% of her male costar's salary."